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incredibly wonderful--BRAVO FOR THE IRISH TENORS !!!
on November 17, 2009
The Irish Tenors put out a grand album of wonderful holiday music! Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Karl Scully are all in superb form throughout the album; and that's wonderful. This album is destined to become a classic; it's all that enjoyable! The quality of the sound is excellent and the artwork is very nicely done.
The album begins with a wonderful rendition of "Hark The Herald Angels Sing." The lush musical arrangement is stately and beautiful at once; and The Irish Tenors never miss a beat! They harmonize to perfection and it all makes "Hark The Herald Angels Sing" a very special number. The trio then performs "Go Tell It on the Mountain" and it's terrific to hear them perform this--they never let go of a superfluous note and their excellent diction enhances their singing all the more.
The medley of "Rockin' Round the Christmas Tree" and "Jingle Bell Rock" is thrown in for some fun and it all holds its own very well--the child in all of us is sure to love this number! I wouldn't have thought of combining "Sleigh Ride" and "Feliz Navidad" to make another medley; but it works and that's amazing. Other secular songs include "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas" which features Karl Scully in the spotlight. Karl's solo performance of "I'll Be Home for Christmas" moves me with its beauty; and I doubt I'll ever tire of listening to him sing this.
"Silent Night" gets a very sensitive treatment and I really like their rendition of "O Holy Night." Another religious song is "Mary Did You Know;" Finbar Wright does this with panache and I won't forget it anytime soon!
Overall, The Irish Tenors raised the bar for a fine Christmas album--and then they raised it some more! Their work just on this album alone more than proves they have incredible skill and talent; and if we're lucky they'll release more albums and perform together for many years to come.